Avoiding A  Summer Surge –  Is Up To You / (COVID-19 Daily Updates)

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Summary for most recent day of reporting in Connecticut

Day-to-day changes reflect newly reported cases, deaths, and tests that occurred over the last several days to week. All data in this report are preliminary; data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected. Hospitalization data were collected by the Connecticut Hospital Association. Deaths* reported to either the OCME or DPH are included in the daily COVID-19 update.

*For public health surveillance, COVID-19-associated deaths include persons who tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 disease around the time of death (confirmed) and persons whose death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death (probable).

Category Text Total Change Direction Change
Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases 46,572 + 58
COVID-19 Associated Deaths 4,324 + 2
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 100 + 2
Patients Tested for COVID-19 475,862 + 11,448

Charts represent the date the data were reported to the CT DPH.  Cases and deaths are cumulative over time.  Hospitalization data are collected by CT Hospital Association.

Source: Department of Public Health

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                                                                                                              To Date    Change from   Probable 

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Local Results                                                                                                                  

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State        290                    +0                     15

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State             63                    +0                     3

A complete listing by town and county of all COVID-19 cases being reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health, and various analyses of those cases, can be found by following this link: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary7012020.pdf?la=en


Avoiding A  Summer Surge –  Is Up To You

The sharp rise in new COVID cases continues in many states across the country and should serve as a warning for us here in Connecticut.  The WWHD is closely monitoring these COVID metrics.  While it appears that many of these new cases were diagnosed in younger people who report experiencing milder symptoms, the fact remains that these younger people can infect older and more vulnerable populations.  This is still a highly contagious virus that can be spread by asymptomatic people. It is imperative that we continue to employ the strategies of physical distancing, face coverings, and frequent hand washing.

To avoid a “summer surge” of the virus here in Westport and Weston, everyone must remain vigilant. While some may believe that we have gotten back to normal, the virus is still very much present in communities.  The uptick in cases in parts of the Unites States has renewed concern about hospital bed availability and ICU capacity and should serve as a cautionary tale. Crowded parties should be avoided.  Keep a distance and take precautions in public places like shops, beaches, pool clubs, etc.  Safety should be everyone’s top priority. While most people may only experience mild symptoms, it’s important to keep those who are more vulnerable safe. By following these tips, you can help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Wash your hands often.

Good hygiene can prevent the spread of viruses. Use soap, wash for 20 seconds and dry your hands thoroughly. If you don’t have soap, use hand sanitizer. Also, avoid touching your face, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth.

Avoid close contact.

Keep about six feet away from others as often as possible. If you must venture out, be sure to wear a mask or cloth face covering.

Skip handshakes and hugs.

COVID-19 spreads primarily through person-to-person contact, via respiratory droplets formed when a sick person coughs or sneezes.

Practice cough etiquette.

Cover your cough and sneezes. Use a tissue when you cough or sneeze, dispose of it properly and then wash or sanitize your hands. Don’t reuse your tissues.

Disinfect daily. 

Keeping your home clean and disinfected will prevent the spread of coronavirus, and any other lurking germs. Don’t forget high traffic surfaces like faucets, doorknobs, refrigerator door handles and toilets.


Be safe and stay put if you’ve traveled or come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 — even if you don’t have symptoms. If you start to feel ill, call your doctor.